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The Outsized team

Meet our leadership team.


Johann van Niekerk
South Africa
Co-founder CEO
Johann is the Co-founder & CEO of Outsized, responsible also for the day-to-day operations of the South African entity. Johann is a qualified actuary and worked as a product development specialist at Metropolitan Life. He later headed the Business Development function at reinsurer RGA, later Marketing as well as being the General Manager at RGA Ventures – the corporate venturing arm. Before joining Outsized, Johann was the General Manager of RGAx, RGA’s innovation accelerator.
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Niclas Thelander
Niclas is the Founder & Chief Marketing Officer at Outsized, leading our Talent, Community and Marketing teams. He started his career in banking with leading Nordic bank SEB, then worked as a strategy consulting manager at KPMG. He later held in-house strategy and corporate development leadership roles in banking and insurance. Before founding Outsized, he was Director of Value Creation at emerging markets private equity fund LeapFrog Investments, driving growth, impact, and efficiency projects in portfolio companies across Asia and Africa. Niclas is also the Chairman of the Board at Outsized.
Anurag Bhalla
Southeast Asia
Co-founder CSO
Anurag is the Co-founder & Chief Sales Officer at Outsized. Prior to cofounding Outsized he worked at Market Gravity (now Deloitte Digital) with a focus on innovation, proposition design. He also worked at Monitor Deloitte, leading projects related to venture building and proposition design. In his earlier career Anurag was Director of Innovation, Emerging Markets, at global insurer Legal & General, leading the development and go-to-market strategies of innovative propositions across Asian and African markets. At Outsized he first built the India business, before moving to Singapore to lead the APAC region.
Azeem Zainulbhai
Co-founder CPO
Azeem is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Outsized. He has deep experience in building marketplaces and platforms in areas such as talent, B2B ecommerce, real-estate, and restaurant bookings. Previous companies worked for include, ShopX, and Restaurant Week. Azeem started his career in investment banking (Bank of America, Merrill Lynch), and Private Equity (New Silk Route). At Outsized he leads our global Product & Engineering teams.
Amneet Kaur Sahdra
Amneet is the Director of Outsized India, leading the sales and operations teams. Amneet comes from an HR background, having led talent acquisition, training & development, and performance management in roles in India and Australia. Most recently before joining Outsized, Amneet was Deputy Manager HR at Skechers.
Srikant Krishnan
Sales Director
Srikant is the Sales Director for Outsized in the Middle East & North Africa. He has more than 11 years of experience scaling businesses across India and Middle East in high growth sectors such as Foodtech, Mobility, Fintech, and Hospitality. He has extensive management experience from leading teams in both enterprise and SMB sales at companies like Uber, Careem, and ftcash.